Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Malky praises Duke work ethic

Malky praises Duke work ethic

Braveheart Watford boss Malky Mackay has praised Nathan Ellington`s "great work ethic" but the future still looks unclear as to whether Duke will remain in WD18.

Ellington got a run out in the Hornets first pre-season match in the 4-1 win at Borehamwood on Saturday amid speculation that he might just be back in the reckoning at Watford but Mackay was quick to suggest that clubs are still free to come in for him.

Speaking to fans via a webchat on the ever so popular Watford Observer site, the Hornets gaffer said "[Nathan] realised at this stage of his career he has to be playing first team football and to that end has to be fit in the coming weeks should a club come in for him".

But Mackay was quick with the compliments of a player now regarded as one of the biggest flops in Watford`s history. He added that Duke "has trained well in the first two weeks" and insists "he has shown a great work ethic" - something a lot of Watford fans will be surprised to hear.

Will Ellington stay at Watford, well you just never know. Mackay confirmed that "absolutely Tamas will be here" but with Robinson moved on and the future surrounding Rasiak "unclear", Duke might the man for the job.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Monday July 13 2009
Time: 5:37PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
He is Definately NOT the man for the job still the same old duke at borehamwood on sat
Bedford Hornet
13/07/2009 20:23:00
0
unfortunately i think old (banana boots) will stay,not much longer now till transfers really start to take place.Really though who would take ellington off our hands.I know there is a divided opinion on smudger,good buisness or not,there a real diffrence in terms of commitmant beetween the duke and smudger.Been interesting to read the diffrent views regarding T.S.For me the last two seasons he has been our most commited and consistant player.Very worthy of a new contract,which im sure he would sign if the club could find the money avalible to do so. I would be interested to know what the club are paying the duke,i bet he is on a heavy wage,which could be put to better use ideally offering T.S. a new contract.I know its maybe not as easy as that,and it is out of our hands to the outcome of what really happens with regards to smudger.Hopefully what ever malky got planned for the team,watford still got enough firepower there to keep us going.
Golden Looney
13/07/2009 21:19:00
0
It could be interesting, but i am pretty sure that they want him gone! the trouble is, does anyone want him? he could go for nothing or maybe go out on loan again, MM has to play him to keep him in the shop window.
ANDY710
14/07/2009 14:04:00
0
The only way he will leave is if we subsidise his wages; be that for a loan deal or permanent (free) transfer. He is without doubt the highest paid player at the Vic and whilst he may score a few goals is not exactly good for dfressing room harmony.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
14/07/2009 16:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Flores - Enjoy The End Of 2015/16

Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores has said that Watford should just enjoy the remaining games of the current season given we have achieved our aims.

Watford - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Watford be interested in any of the following free transfers?

Vital Pre-Match - Watford v Aston Villa

All FA Cup semi-finals can only have one winner with Crystal Palace the side ending the Watford dream! Aston Villa come into this match after a nightmare season.

An Almost Clear Injury Table For Watford FC

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Watford FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Editor email
Profile
KDCallanan
no email
Profile
chrisgwfc
no email
Profile
Colin Cowan
no email
Profile
Alex Moore
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford v Aston Villa
Suggested By:
Watford win78%
Aston Villa win17%
Draw5%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2016 3:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 11 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Allen2
2.Ben Joseph1